Margate Tourist Information

Margate's Golden Sands

Margate’s Golden Sands

A long-standing English seaside resort now with new waterfront Turner Contemporary Gallery and in progress vintage Dreamland amusement park, Margate offers a classic Kent seaside holiday with a real edge, also featuring vast award-winning Main Sands golden sandy beach flanked by a charming seafront promenade and some beautiful heritage hotels.  Take a tour of Margate’s stunning old town with its choice of colourful late 17th Century buildings and take in a seaside show at vintage theatres like the Margate Winter Gardens.

Alfresco Cafes in Margate Old Town

Alfresco Cafes in Margate Old Town

Favourite family seaside attractions are all here in Margate with rides, deck chair hire and water sports all available on Margate’s three award-winning beaches, and boat trips, sailing and water sports popular on nearby Minnis Bay. Nearby Westcliff-on-Sea, Margate’s quieter heritage seaside neighbour also has an award-winning beach.  JMW Turner loved the Margate area of the Thanet Coast famed for its spectacular sunsets which he captured and painted. Head to the Turner Contemporary Gallery where you’ll usually find a selection of Turner’s work on show, including his famous scenes of Margate sunsets.

Where to Stay

Choose from a selection of beautiful heritage Margate hotels and seaside guest houses, with a huge choice of premier guest house accommodation in Westcliff also available. Seaside holiday flats and cottages on the outskirts of Margate are also available. Browse and book Margate hotels and accommodation online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.